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basis of the number of persons 16 and over with less than     high school
education, based  on the 1980  Census      Thirty-two  States  had  grants of
more than $1 mil lion,  with the four largest grants  qoina tc i raiifftm?!
($7,701,939), New Vork     6 802 303). Texas ($5 90? ,267), 'L Pe    ylva
($4,740,345).   The   smallest   State   grant   was  to   Alaska   for $24oS!

In FY 1981, more than 2 million adults participated in the program, about
one-fourth of whom received instruction 1n English as a second language.

States continued efforts to Improve the quality of instructional services
through special experimental demonstration projects and teacher training
projects. Projects trained administrators, supervisors, teachers and
paraprofessionals. Major program areas for special projects included
xr                  English as a second language, adult performance level/life skills pmninu

J5                   ability, adults with disabilities, technology, and tutoring             mp'y"

mei                    Type of Benefits Provided: The majority  of Federal   funds were spent on

various types  of  instructional   activities  through  grants made by the
!                  States to local   projects.    All   States  are  required  to  emphasize adult

FTH                        basic education programs.    Instruction  In  English  as  a  second language

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of                    Program Effectiveness:   Federal   program  staff  summarized   State perfor-

to                    mance reports and found that:

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o   Approximately 80 percent of the participants are between 16 and 44 years

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of                    o   Those benefiting from adult education, support services, and associated

ski                        ??T"e   ^l0^ ,fifforts   included   such   groups   as  adults  with

90 ,                       limited English proficiency, adults in urban areas with high rates of

Amei                          unemp oyment, and rural areas; imnlqrant adults; and personnel such as

the                        administrators, supervisors, teachers, and paraprofesslonals.
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Stai                  o   No  information  is  available on the  effectiveness  of the services.

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*Th The Vocational Education Study.    The Final  Report.    Publication 8.